Friday, July 19, 2024

Sting, Bono, Springsteen Amnesty US Concerts Coming to DVD At Last


Great news for music lovers: the Amnesty International concerts in the US from the late 1980s are finally coming to DVD. These were the massive shows from 1986 to 1998 that featured Sting with The Police, Bono with U2, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, and dozens of other artists. This is actually the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the legendary tours, so Amnesty has assembled a 6 disc set. They’re also going to screen the concerts one night each in New York and Los Angeles. Shout Factory– which last spring released the Dobie Gillis collection– is sending out “The Human Rights Concerts” on November 5th.  Nothing on the 6 discs has been seen since it was recorded– no VHS, no DVD. Check it all out on

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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